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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:47 pm 
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I saw this Prophet on Ebay couple months ago. Basically NOS. Good price.
Its simple. it has enough travel. it doesnt have any ugly graphics. Still quite retro to be honest :)
What i hate on modern AM bikes is the weight! So i want to do it reasonably light.
Also i want to stay true to a retro spirit so to speak.. clean, brands that do their own stuff.. or at least have some design taste..


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:51 pm 
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For parts, I got inspired by those blue outlines... :roll:
Bit of carbon goes well with grey frame imo :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:01 pm 
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some weights. The rear hub is very impresive. Also Next cranks r very light (unlike some other carbon cranks) I was very surprised when i red that these are cactually made in Canada!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:06 am 
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should look awesome let alone be mega light 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:08 am 
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Blown away!

Would you happen to know a rough weight or what you want it to be?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:55 am 
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I did some calculations.
8)

Frame: 2770

Fork: 1560

Headset: 50
Stem: 110
Handlebar: 170
Grips:

Brakes: 600
Brake rotor: 180

Shifters: 287
Front Derailleur: 200
Rear Derailleur: 235
Derailleur Cables: 100
Cassette: 239
Chain: 250
Cranks: 582
Crank Bolts:
Chainrings: 80
Chainring bolts: 20
Pedals: 270

Hub Skewers: 20
Rims: 1400
Hubs:
Nipples:
Spokes:
Tyres: 840
Tubes: 200

Saddle: 150
Seatpost: 180
Seatpost Binder: 30

Weight:10 693


This is when i counted 600g for Louisa brakes that i already have spare.
If id go for some FORMILA R1 it could be couple hundred grams off ..
Same with pedals. Im counting with steel EggBeaters 270g
Titanium ones r 100 less..
I can go tubeless which is about 80g less.

I think in any case my realistic target is 10,5 - 10,8kg
thats OK i think..
One thing i cannot do is start counting how much i already spent on this..
That can have radical influence on final weight since i still have some parts to buy :?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:46 pm 
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Great bikes the Prophet.
I got mine down as a retroish (2004) trail ride.
Sorted it all out and it handles everything really well:-

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Will be watching your build on this.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:49 pm 
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I was just sick a little bit.

What travel has it?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:25 pm 
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Sick? :(

Mines 140mm but is shortly heading for eBay anyway..


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:37 pm 
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Great looking polished speedplay!
mine is 140 aswell. Im actually quite curious to see how it rides. Never rode anything with that much travel..
Also im getting 2x10 XO drivetrain including the new gripshift, so
that will also be something new..


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